CC at a Tea Party

CC at a Tea Party

This is a discussion on CC at a Tea Party within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm planning on attending the Tea Party in Las Cruces NM on the 15th, that is being held in a public park. Does anyone see ...

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 57

Thread: CC at a Tea Party

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array flagflyfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Posts
    993

    CC at a Tea Party

    I'm planning on attending the Tea Party in Las Cruces NM on the 15th, that is being held in a public park. Does anyone see any problems carrying at the demonstration? I am looking for some input as it may become a hostile environment. I'm comfortable carrying but am looking for specific statutes regarding carry during a protest.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array bandit383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,681
    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    I'm planning on attending the Tea Party in Las Cruces NM on the 15th, that is being held in a public park. Does anyone see any problems carrying at the demonstration? I am looking for some input as it may become a hostile environment. I'm comfortable carrying but am looking for specific statutes regarding carry during a protest.
    Hummm...lots of thoughts...but will stick to your basic question:

    No

    Rick

  3. #3
    Senior Member Array DrLewall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Drakes Creek, AR
    Posts
    958
    Not in AR..

    (18) Any place where a parade or demonstration requiring a permit is being held, and the licensee is a
    participant in the parade or demonstration;
    Last edited by DrLewall; April 12th, 2009 at 01:51 PM. Reason: additional info
    "Brains before Bullets"

  4. #4
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    22,363
    A quick look at Handgunlaw.us does not show a prohibition of carrying, so I'd say your good to go.

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array JAT40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    ma
    Posts
    2,366
    I plan on going to a tea party here in Mass. don't think it will become hostile, but nether less I will be packing. Aren't these supposed to be peaceful events?
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

  6. #6
    Senior Member Array flagflyfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Posts
    993
    They are supposed to be peaceful events, but ACORN has stated that it will do whatever it takes to disrupt them.

    I also searched Handgunlaw and found nothing......
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    Yes ,as long as you keep your pinky extended
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  8. #8
    VIP Member Array Dal1Celt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    2,672
    Tea Parties are suppose to be PEACFUL demonstrations.

    Not a good idea to bring your sidearm to.

    I'll be leaving mine in my vehicle during the Tea Party, but will re-arm right it's done.

    Don't give them any reason to disrupt the Tea Party if we don't have to.
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array TN_Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Shelby County TN
    Posts
    11,134
    With ACORN saying they are going to disrupt and possible cause trouble at many of these Tea Parties, I don't think I would even dream of attending one while not armed. Those people are already trouble makers, socialists bordering on communists and just general all around trouble makers. I would not be surprised if they tried to violently disrupt the Tea Parties.

    If it is legal to carry where the gathering is being held I would. If it isn't legal in the venue that the Tea Party is being held, I would attend another one where it is legal to carry.
    ,=====o00o _
    //___l__,\____\,__
    l_--- \___l---[]lllllll[]
    (o)_)-o- (o)_)--o-)_)

  10. #10
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,484
    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    With ACORN saying they are going to disrupt and possible cause trouble at many of these Tea Parties, I don't think I would even dream of attending one while not armed. Those people are already trouble makers, socialists bordering on communists and just general all around trouble makers. I would not be surprised if they tried to violently disrupt the Tea Parties.

    If it is legal to carry where the gathering is being held I would. If it isn't legal in the venue that the Tea Party is being held, I would attend another one where it is legal to carry.
    I agree with TN Mike here...
    Why would anyone go somewhere that trouble could errupt and not be prepared? (Assuming that it is legal to 'be prepared'.)
    Lot's of trouble in WalMart parking lots lately, but if I have to go there...should I go unarmed?

    Stay armed...whenever it's legal...stay safe!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  11. #11
    Senior Member Array AZ Desertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    746
    I would say as long as local law permits.......go for it.
    "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government--lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." --Patrick Henry

    NRA Life Member

  12. #12
    New Member Array RexNorthwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    11
    My 2 cents...

    I wondered the same thing a few days ago. However, with ACORN and the Huffington crowd infiltrating the events, I have decided a definite NO.

    I would suggest a better weapon/accessory for the Tea Parties would be a camera, still and/or video.

    Why a camera? Well, the ACORN & Huffington radicals will have cameras and will be documenting every, what they perceive to be, negative aspect of the protest, to feed this negative publicity to the media.

    There is even talk they will attempt to instigate trouble so they can capture this stuff.

    Don't give these idiots any chance to turn this into something bad.

    Be better than they are!
    Last edited by Miggy; April 12th, 2009 at 05:57 PM. Reason: Language workaround
    Not my real name

  13. #13
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,484
    Quote Originally Posted by RexNorthwood View Post
    My 2 cents...

    I wondered the same thing a few days ago. However, with ACORN and the Huffington crowd infiltrating the events, I have decided a definite NO.

    I would suggest a better weapon/accessory for the Tea Parties would be a camera, still and/or video.

    Why a camera? Well, the ACORN & Huffington radicals will have cameras and will be documenting every, what they perceive to be, negative aspect of the protest, to feed this negative publicity to the media.



    There is even talk they will attempt to instigate trouble so they can capture this stuff.

    Don't give these idiots any chance to turn this into something bad.

    Be better than they are!
    That camera will come in VERY handy to the CSI group who are trying to investigate your 'chalk outline'..."Hey, look at this guys, the whole crime is right here on video...too bad this guy wasn't able to defend himself though..."

    Stay armed...when legal...stay safe! I'm just sayin'...
    Last edited by Miggy; April 12th, 2009 at 05:58 PM. Reason: Quoted langaue workaround
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  14. #14
    Member Array seawolf1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    156
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I agree with TN Mike here...
    Why would anyone go somewhere that trouble could errupt and not be prepared? (Assuming that it is legal to 'be prepared'.)
    Lot's of trouble in WalMart parking lots lately, but if I have to go there...should I go unarmed?

    Stay armed...whenever it's legal...stay safe!
    My thinking is, "Why go somewhere (unless you absolutely have to) where you believe there is good probability of needing to use a firearm for SD?" Don't forget, your BRAIN is your best weapon in self-defense. If it ain't safe, and you know that beforehand ... don't go. If it becomes unsafe after you arrive, leave. It's that simple.

    -Seawolf
    "Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid." - John Wayne
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    IDPA Member & RSO, KSRA Life Member, NRA Life Member, NRA Firearms Instructor & RSO, KS CCH Instructor (www.thekasdg.com)

  15. #15
    Ex Member Array United93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    911
    I agree 100% with retsupt99 here - if it becomes a hostile situation, you want to be armed. Of course, the presence of your sidearm shouldn't make it more likely that violence will erupt.

    RexNorthwood - Why in the world should the OP not bring his firearm if it is legal to do so? I assume you think it would be too much of a hassle to carry both a gun and a camera (???). Your phrase 'be better than they are' leads me to believe that you think there is something wrong with carrying, which is a somewhat foreign attitude here.
    That said, welcome to the forum, and enjoy!

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Best Graduation Party
    By PRSOrator in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 14th, 2010, 04:03 PM
  2. Any one here went to a Tea Party?
    By CR2008 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: April 21st, 2009, 12:26 AM
  3. Tea Party
    By Hotbrass in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 26th, 2009, 02:43 AM
  4. Third party...crasher?
    By atctimmy in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: November 1st, 2008, 05:23 PM
  5. Well, The Party Is Over
    By QKShooter in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 23rd, 2005, 01:49 PM